(Closed) Windowless Venue?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Yay or Nay: Windowless Ceremony & Reception Venue
    Deal Breaker: I could not handle having a venue without windows! : (11 votes)
    35 %
    No Problem: No windows is a bit odd, but you can make it work. : (15 votes)
    48 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    It would totally depend on what the venue looks like. Do you have any pictures?

    Post # 4
    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    What time of day are you planning on?  I didn’t like the idea of a windowless venue for a daytime event.

    Post # 5
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I agree with msgraphics, if it’s in the evening I think it could be fine, especially if you’re going for a richer, moodier feel. If you want light and breezy and it’s in the daytime, that might be harder to pull off.

    Post # 7
    5655 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Our reception venue doesn’t have windows but with the price I didn’t really care what “it” looked like. lol

    Post # 8
    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Actually come to think of it our venue has no windows either. I don’t think it’s a big deal. We love the venue and that’s all that matters. Plus we are having an evening wedding so it’s not like any light would be coming through the windows anyway.

    Post # 9
    476 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’d have a hard time. Fiance and I both LOVED our venue. It’s great that you love it – but to me, no windows would be a deal breaker. Depending on your wedding time, keep in mind the lighting and what kind of lighting you’ll need to get the best photos!

    Post # 10
    3982 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I don’t think windows are a necessity. If a venue looks great without windows, nobody will notice or care. 

    Post # 11
    1636 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    get some fancy uplighting, make it your own beautiful space 🙂  I personally am not sure i could deal with no windows (my venue is outdoors).  But if you think about it, so many of the hotel receptional halls and such do not have windows so I think you will be just fine if you like it… go for it, make your day special!

    Post # 12
    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We had a windowless venue–with black walls, even.  What we did was to focus our decorating on lighting–DIY uplighting, paper lanterns, candle centerpieces, backlit signs and menus, etc.  It ended up looking magical!

    Post # 13
    200 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    What I would say to your post is that the venue has to be a place both of you love. You can try to show him some pictures of windowless receptions but if he really hates it you should go with something in between that you both will love. 

    Post # 14
    278 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Our venue doesn’t have any windows either.  I worried about it for a second but then realized that with our late afternoon/early evening wedding, it wouldn’t really matter.  Also, I want more of a dramatic, moody, candlelit /romantic tone so I don’t think it’ll be an issue. Here’s a pic of our ceremony space w/nary a window in sight. (all those curtains are drawn over mirrors, not windows). It’s all about the lighting!

    Oops, should have posted a reception pic. The ballroom doesn’t have windows either.


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